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2/8/10 10:10 P

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Thanks for sharing, I've saved it!

**~Nancy~**
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"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall"


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2/8/10 7:32 P

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I've seen this before but I don't think you can read it too often.

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Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
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2/8/10 7:07 P

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I love this story and the parallels.

Thanks for sharing it.

Jackie
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"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."



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2/8/10 5:21 P

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Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. It really makes sense. We should all be more like them. emoticon

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2/8/10 3:40 P

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What a beautiful, uplifting and encouraging piece... Thanks for sharing.

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2/8/10 2:22 P

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I've always loved the story of the geese. Everything that it relates to, can be put into practise.

Thank you for sharing.

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between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
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I received this email today and just had to share it with you! Be like the geese.

FACT: As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the bird following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.

LESSON: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another. A shared vision and sense of purpose create synergy, making the going a little easier for all
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FACT: Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone. It quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the "lifting power" of the bird immediately in front.

LESSON: If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those we see who are headed where we want to go.


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FACT: When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies at the point position.

LESSON: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership people, as with geese, are interdependent upon one another.


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FACT: The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

LESSON: Positive encouragement is a strong motivator. We need to make sure our "honking" from behind is empowering, and not something less helpful.


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FACT: When a goose gets sick or wounded, two geese drop out of formation to follow him or her down to help and protect their fallen companion. They stay with him/her until [s]he is either able to fly again or dies. Then they launch out on their own with another formation or catch up with their flock.

LESSON: If we have as much sense as the geese, we will learn to stand by each other as we are achieving our goals.


~By Robert McNeish, Associate Superintendent Baltimore Public Schools emoticon

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~Maya Angelou





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